(c. 1842 - ?)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry
Age 19 years. Enlisted May 3, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Private, Company G, May 4, 1861, to serve two years. He was promoted Sergeant on January 22, 1862.
On the Campaign
In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "I cannot close this report without calling your special attention to ... Sergeants Riley, River, Connor (wounded), Company I ..."
The rest of the War
He mustered out with his company on May 20, 1863. He again enlisted, on May 26, 1863 as Private, Company A, 11th NY Veteran Infantry, and transferred to Company D, 17th NY Veteran Infantry on October 1, 1863. He was reported as a deserter from the 11th on July 29, 1863.
References & notes
Service data from State of New York1.